CHUPA Alan Lewis "Al" 1933-2007 Father, Friend and Grandfather Al was born August 28, 1933 to Michael and Alice Chupa the youngest of 6 children. Al was predeceased by his wife Marjorie Chupa, his brother Ted and his sister, Edith. He was also predeceased by his grandson, Justin Chupa. Al is survived by his siblings Don Chupa, Tom and Bertha Chupa, and Jack and Sherry Chupa, his children Terry and Caroline Chupa, Lynette and Doug Fraser, Alanna Chupa and Rick Moore, and Cathie and Darcy Dean, his grandchildren, Josh Fraser, Danielle and Paul Remple, Allen Dean, Cassidy Chupa and Holly Moore and his Great Grandchildren Ethan and Paris Remple. Al lived with his parents until he was 17 when he joined the army where he served for 3 years. The pipeline brought him west where he worked odd jobs throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta. In 1956 he got a job with CN where he found his calling and his love. In 1958 he married Marjorie Goring. He and Marjorie lived in Prince Rupert until 1974 when they moved to Smithers. Being a lover of the duke and Roy Rodgers it was a childhood dream to be a Cowboy, to work on a ranch and be like his heroes of old. He met his neighbor and soon to be close friend Gordon Chapman who let Al live that dream. During Al’s holidays and days off from the railroad he worked on the ranch helping with cattle and doing what ranch hands of the old west did. Al also had a passion for sports and watched his children play them. After the passing of Marjorie in 1984 he stayed with Cathie until he transferred to Kamloops in 1986. There he kept working for CN and got remarried. He retired from CN in 1990 and later divorced in 1996 but he stayed in Kamloops until 2006 where he had many many close friends who he curled with and golfed with, but Al still yearned for the 'Simple Family Life' as it was in Smithers, to be close to his family. So in September of 2006 with some encouragement of close friends he moved to Blackfalds, Alberta. He bought a Trailer 5 minutes away from the Blackfalds Arena where his grandson, Allen played hockey. In the 6 months he never missed a "Bulldogs" game, home or away. He curled and golfed like he always did and left a lasting impression on the people he met there. Al lived a simple life and that is why he was so loved. Al, you will be missed… A memorial will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday April 3rd, 2007 at the North Kamloops Curling Club, McArther Island. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your choice of charity.

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